Markets didn’t move much on Friday as the nation braced for Hurricane Irma’s looming landfall in Florida this weekend.
A gigantic data breach of the credit-monitoring agency Equifax has potentially put upwards of 143 million American’s credit information at risk, and shares of the company tanked on Friday.
As for the major indexes, the Nasdaq lagged while the Dow led.
And now, the scoreboard:
- Dow: 21,796.10, +11.82, (0.05%)
- S&P 500: 2,460.57, -4.53, (-0.18%)
- Nasdaq: 6,360.19, -37.68, (-0.59%)
- EQUIFAX: Hackers may have the personal details of 143 million US customers. The leak has infuriated millions of Americans and Equifax is struggling to deal with its fallout.
- Hurricane Irma has shut down Disney World and will cost the company millions. It’s only the third time in the last decade that the park has closed.
- House Republicans boo and ‘hiss’ at top Trump officials in a messy pre-vote meeting. Republicans are not happy about how a joint hurricane relief and government funding bill was passed.
- Meet the 29-year old who was just named CFO of $US100 billion giant Kraft Heinz. 3G Capital has a reputation for promoting young executives.
Literally everyone should be thinking about suing Equifax. And I do mean everyone — the government, its shareholders, and its customers.